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Detroit Titans home to Rhode Island Rams in NCAA Basketball betting action

Rhode Island RamsDetroit Titans
6-4December 08, 2013, 02:00 | Calihan Hall4-5

The Detroit Titans host Rhode Island on Sunday, looking to build on their 4-5 mark against the 6-4 Rams in college hoops action at Calihan Hall.

The Titans currently sports a 4-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-4 ATS. The Rams are 6-4 and 3-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Titans produce a 2-6 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Rams have gone 1-5 against the number.

View Rhode Island Rams vs Detroit Titans Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Titans installed as -5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 189-rated Titans and the No. 305-ranked Rams, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Rhode Island lost its last outing, a 50-49 result against Providence on December 5. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point underdog. The Rams got 13 points from Gilvydas Biruta, but it was Providence that prevailed in a 50-49 final on Thursday at Thomas M. Ryan Center.

Detroit was a 91-75 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Toledo. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as underdogs. Detroit got 25 points and 14 rebounds from Evan Bruinsma in a losing cause in their 91-75 loss to Toledo on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Rams is ranked No. 127 in NCAA hoops at 37 per game. Contrast that with Detroit’s No. 39 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Detroit is the No. 109-ranked team in the country at 6.44 per game, while Rhode Island rates No. 238 at 4.3 per game.

Next up:
Rhode Island home to New Hampshire, Sunday, December 22nd
Detroit at North Carolina State, Saturday, December 14th